The New MAC Mineralize Glasses: When It Comes to Moisture, These Glasses Are More Than Half Full

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MAC Mineralize Glass in Modern Romance

Wearing MAC’s new Mineralize Glass in Modern Romance ($22), one of 12 shades available now

This one’s totally for the gals on Team Cremesheen (of which I’m one!). The new MAC Mineralize Glass lipglosses are the bombdizzle (did I really just say that?), especially if you appreciate the super smooth texture of the Cremesheens and love hella hydrating glosses.

MAC Mineralize Glass

MAC Mineralize Glasses from the top down in Modern Romance, Cheerful, Got Style and Tender

MBB FUN FACT: I always bring a tube of Deelight Cremesheen Glass with me whenever I travel by plane 1) because I lurve it and 2) because of how dry my lips get, but I may have to cheat on Deelight a little with one of these new Mineralize Glasses… They’re just SO moisturizing — maybe even a little more than the Cremesheens — and have a similarly silky smooth, non-sticky texture.

MAC Mineralize Glass in Cheerful

MAC Mineralize Glass in Cheerful, a mid-toned coral with a creamy finish

Could the secret to their hydrating handiness be hiding among the 77 moisturizing minerals (of which I can’t find a list) packed into each tube? Perhaps! I do have to say that my perpetually parched pout feels smoother, softer and quenched when I wear them.

The texture, while similar to the Cremesheens, feels a touch thicker to me. When I apply a Cremesheen Glass and rub my lips together, the formula feels very thin and almost watery, whereas the feel of these Mineralize Glasses reminds me of a MAC Plushglass…except without the bee sting.

MAC Mineralize Glass in Tender

MAC Mineralize Glass in Tender, a light cool pink with a creamy finish

They come in 12 shades, grouped into Frost and Cream finishes, and I’m kinda hot for the Frosts…

Hot for the Frosts? LOL!

The Frosts! You know how some frosty glosses can settle into lip lines and look funky? These don’t do that. Both the Frosts and the Creams apply smoothly and evenly, and they don’t pool into different areas of my lips or look patchy.

I think MAC did a bang-up job with these finishes.

MAC Mineralize Glass in Got Style

MAC Mineralize Glass in Got Style, a mod-toned cool mauve with a frosty finish

As for pigment, well, the four I’ve tried are moderately sheer, as opposed to fully opaque.

Is that good or bad? I don’t know. It depends on what you’re looking for. If you crave super rich, super intense color, I’d probably reach for one of the more intensely pigmented Lipglasses or Pro Longwear Lipglasses instead, but if you just want a comfy, easy-to-wear gloss you can toss into your purse, and you like MAC’s signature vanilla flavor and scent (I do), I think these are great.

Speaking of the flavor and scent, I’m so used to after all these years that’s it’s become sort of comforting to me, like the makeup equivalent of coming and having a grilled cheese sandwich on the couch while watching Real Housewives. It’s just totally right.

MAC Mineralize Glass in Modern Romance

MAC Mineralize Glass in Modern Romance, a mid-toned cool rose with a frosty finish

And then there’s the wear time… Because these are somewhat thin and less sticky than, say, a Lipglass, I do have to reapply about every 2-3 hours, which I don’t really mind, because I like how they feel.

I’d say that if you’re already a fan of the Cremesheens and/or like how the Plushglasses feel, give ’em a try. I’m a fan.


PRICE: $22 each
AVAILABILITY: Available now at MAC counters and online
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: A- (frequent touchups could be a deal-breaker for some)

MAC Lorde collection coming soon!

I absolutely love this look!

The grapevine is alive today with news of a makeup collaboration with Lorde, and I CAN’T WAIT!

It’s slated for sometime this summer…

OK, counting the seconds, minutes and days till summer. ๐Ÿ™‚

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Grace says:

    Karen, I have a burning question: why are you so gorgeous and perfect? Seriously though <3

    • Karen says:

      Grace, you are too cute. I am far from perfect (just ask my cat). But thank you for saying this…it was very kind.

      How are you doing, btw? Hope the weather out your way is nice! It’s sunny here in Nor Cal, and I’m enjoying it!

  2. hanna says:

    I’d love to see a Lorde makeup collaboration.
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  3. Cindy says:

    its hard to find glosses that add moisture and don’t feel sticky

  4. Gowthami says:

    Cheerful hue looks super good and lovely looking Karen! ๐Ÿ™‚
    Gowthami recently posted … MAC Pink Lipsticks: 5 Best Buys

  5. I like Cheerful! I swatched these at the counter last week but couldn’t decide on the color so didn’t pick any. Happy to hear they are really moisturizing!
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  6. Erin says:

    I really do like all those! I’m super excited to see the new Lorde collab too!
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  7. Rhea says:

    I need cheerful and got style in my life!
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  8. Cheerful is so full of life.. love the shade..
    and BTW loved ur blazer too.. the black polka dots looks lovely!!
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  9. Deanna says:

    I am loving the Cheerful shade! I’ve never tried any of MAC’s cremesheens, so I’ll have to give Cheerful a whirl sometime soon!

  10. Sylirael says:

    I think Lorde is such a good match for a MAC collaboration ๐Ÿ™‚ Now I just hope they’ll find it in their hearts to release the collection in NZ at the same time as in the US – not two months later! ๐Ÿ˜€
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  11. Michele DiCola says:

    I have rainbow bracelets my granddaughter made!
    Who takes your pics? EL hubs ? Or are they selfies ?
    Why are Dolce &Gabbana ‘s eye quads so expensive ? I do not think they are that great !
    Have you seen ” Flower “? By Drew ?
    They are sold at Walmart; very comparable !
    Have a great Hump day !

  12. Rawan says:

    Kareeeeen .. i have question .. you skim looks FLAWLESSS JLO GLOWY DEWEY in these oix .. i know its all about the glosses but i was distracted by your healthy cheeks ๐Ÿ™‚ !!

    what have used on your skin ?, fooundation, primer, highlighter, moustrizer? i wanna knowit all ๐Ÿ˜›

    have a wonderful day and stay as sweet and lovely


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